Popular ZooLights exhibit continues through Jan. 1 at Oregon Zoo
- Forest Grove News-Times - News
You still have some time to catch one of the Portland area's favorite holiday light displays
More than 1 million lights are on display at the Oregon Zoo during its annual ZooLights festivities. The zoo's holiday light show started Thanksgiving weekend and continues through Jan. 1.
This year's show includes popular life-size animal silhouettes and moving light sculptures depicting images of characters from 'Alice in Wonderland,' which debuted at the zoo last year.
In addition, there's an animated cat which will prowl its way into the open-air plaza at the zoo's Predators of the Serengeti exhibit, joined by a 3D secretary bird.
In the center of the plaza, the giant African baobab tree lights up with mystical animal spirits as shooting stars rain from the sky.
Most of the lights displayed are LEDs, which use only about 1 percent of the power of standard holiday lights, and about 10 percent of the power of mini-lights.
Singing groups from more than 100 schools, churches, professional organizations and local dance troupes will perform during the event and the Tualatin Valley Model Railroad Club also will host its popular model train exhibit in the Elephant Museum.
ZooLights hours are Sunday through Thursday, 5 to 8 p.m., and Friday through Saturday, 5 to 8:30 p.m. ZooLights will be closed Dec. 24 and 25.
- ZooLights package tickets, which include admission and a train ride, are $10.75 for adults (12 to 64), $9.25 for seniors (65 and older), $7.75 for children (3 to 11) and free for children 2 and younger. Admission-only prices are $9 for adults, $7.50 for seniors, $6 for children and free for children 2 and younger.